HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – The Houston Texans announced in a press release Monday afternoon that offensive coordinator George Godsey will not return to the team.
The team indicated in the statement that the team and Godsey agreed to part ways mutually.
Head coach Bill O’Brien was noncommittal to Godsey in his end of season press conference Monday morning indicating that all members of the staff had yet to be evaluated.
“I’m grateful for the tireless work ethic and contributions George has made to our team over the last three years,” head coach Bill O’Brien said in a statement. “I wish him nothing but the best in the future.”
Godsey had been under fire for most of the 2016 season as the offense was historically poor for the Texans in 2016. Houston scored the fewest touchdowns (25) of any team to reach the postseason in NFL history and had a point differential of -49 and only six teams in history had a worse point differential and made the playoffs.
Godsey was promoted to the coordinator position in 2015 after serving as the team’s quarterbacks coach during O’Brien’s first season in 2014.
Despite holding the title of coordinator, O’Brien had reportedly taken away play calling duties after a 27-0 loss to the Texans in week three, but it is believed that the two alternated play calling duties at different stages of the season and even in-game. O’Brien called the plays in 2014.
Godsey has been connected to O’Brien since playing for him when O’Brien was the offensive coordinator at Georgia Tech. The two were both offensive assistants with New England.